Hand, wrist and elbow issues can cause pain and make it hard to do everyday tasks. Our orthopedic surgeons at Bellin Health are here to help. We know how these issues can impact your everyday life, and we are committed to giving you the best possible care. We want every patient to have a good experience, from the first appointment to after the surgery.
Our providers assess each patient's hand, wrist or elbow problem to create a personalized treatment plan. They consider the seriousness of the problem, the patient's medical history, and their goals. After evaluating the situation, our doctors create a customized plan that may include therapy, medicine or surgery if necessary. Our goal is to provide the best care possible, helping patients fully recover and reduce pain.
Non-surgical treatment refers to a range of therapeutic interventions that do not involve invasive procedures or surgical interventions. Many people often prefer this approach when they can effectively manage the condition or injury without needing surgery. Non-surgical treatments can be highly effective in alleviating pain, promoting healing and improving overall function.
Providers often use non-surgical treatment options in combination to provide comprehensive care. Injured athletes receive injections, medication and therapy to heal, reduce pain and regain their abilities. The treatment plan will rely on the person's condition, symptoms and goals, and may undergo changes to achieve the best results.
Surgical treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions often involves procedures such as arthroscopy, tendon repair and reconstruction.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that allows doctors to view and repair joint problems. They make small incisions and use a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine the joint on a screen. This surgery is often used for torn ligaments, damaged cartilage and joint inflammation. Surgery options like arthroscopy, tendon repair and reconstruction are important for treating different problems with muscles and bones.
Surgery is not always the first treatment option. After trying physical therapy, medication or rest without success, people usually consider it. Consult a qualified your provider before deciding on surgery. They will assess your condition and recommend the best treatment approach.
Pain management refers to the various techniques and strategies used to alleviate or control pain in individuals. It involves a multidisciplinary approach that may include medication, injections and nerve stimulation.
Overall, pain management encompasses a range of approaches, including medication, injections and nerve stimulation, to help individuals effectively manage and alleviate their pain. The technique chosen depends on the pain's type and severity, as well as the person's needs and preferences. Consulting with your provider to determine the most appropriate pain management strategy for their specific condition is important for individuals experiencing pain.
Our team treats a variety of conditions and provides several orthopedic services, including:
- Acute hand or wrist injury
- Chronic hand or wrist pain, numbness or tingling
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fractures of the hand, wrist and forearm
- Tendonitis, tennis and golfer's elbow
- Trigger finger
- Wrist pain